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Re: README - confusing, irrelevant, redundant, useless

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Henning Makholm wrote:

  Idea 1:
    lintian: W: /usr/share/doc/README contains installation instructions
I like that one.

Yes - but how should Lintian detect it?  Of course one could look for
lines that start with whitespace plus "./configure ", but how reliable
is that?
Probably it is similar to detect potential license files in random
location inside a package.  You can also seek for "install" or some
often used words in installation descriptions.  If you are sure that
this should be really inside the README.Debian you might use
lintian.overrides.  As I said - just an idea.

Kind regards



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